Templeton looks to stop rot

SELKIRK’S second meeting with Spartans in four days ended in a 4-0 defeat on Tuesday night, writes John Slorance.

The loss was compounded for new Selkirk boss Bryan Templeton by Jay Wilson’s sending off, ahead of the Souters’ game on Saturday against Edinburgh University at Yarrow Park.

Templeton told TheSouthern: “I see no reason why we can’t start climbing up the league again. It will be a hard game against Uni as they are a good footballing team and are always well organised and fit. We have got them at home, though, and I will be looking for a result.”

Templeton told us David Main will be his assistant. at least until the end of this season.

Following their King Cup triumph over Easthouses Lily last Saturday, Vale of Leithen return to league football with a home game against Whitehill Welfare.

Vale boss Robbie Horn said: “We need to get a win over Whitehill as we want points to assure our place in the Premier Division.

“We have Darren Walker and Graeme Cole back in the side which is good news. I am hoping to have a new signing as well.”

Gala Fairydean are without the injured John Waldie for their away clash at Easthouses Lily.

’Dean manager Fraser Lothian told us: “We haven’t played Easthouses yet this season, but I watched them against Vale of Leithen last Saturday and they are a stuffy side. We need a victory to stay with the top teams in the league.”

Hawick Royal Albert manager Mick Murphy is likely to have a fresh signing in his side for Royalists’ trip to the seaside to play Eyemouth United.

Meanwhile, Kelso United welcome back suspended pair David Simmonds and Lawrie Dunn for their trip to neighbours Coldstream, and Peebles Rovers travel to play Gretna 2008.